High season for adventurous destinations as Marlink offers bandwidth in the Northwest Passage
Marlink’s expedition cruise clients received a major connectivity boost at the end of July with Marlink’s high-speed internet services for vessels plying the Northwest Passage and other remote destinations. The rolling out of new coverage, augmented with additional satellites and overlapping beams in the Marlink VSAT network, ensures that adventure cruising is fully connected regardless of destination and sailing route during this peak period. For expedition cruise guests, sailing in luxury to out-of-the-ordinary locations is matched with an expectation that on board connectivity services will be fast and reliable wherever they are. Marlink’s new capacity enables guests to upload videos and photos of their vacation to social media channels, and stay in contact with loved ones and the office. With newly bolstered Ku-band coverage, Marlink is bringing dependable, high-quality data and voice services to seagoing vessels in the remote arctic waterways of the 900-mile Northwest Passage, an increasingly popular destination for adventure-seekers on cruise ships. The improved satellite services additionally support safe and efficient vessel operations, while the benefits of always-on connectivity are vital for crew welfare and recreation. “The adventure cruise market is an exciting and rapidly developing category which has come to exemplify the demand for high-speed, high-quality internet services in even the most uncharted corners of the globe,” says Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink. “Marlink’s services enable cruise companies to develop exciting new itineraries, as reflected by our comprehensive coverage in the Northwest Passage for the summer season, added coverage in other previously under-served regions and the development of special High Speed Zones for bandwidth savvy clients,” adds Olsen.